Robert Armstrong

Robert Armstrong

Highest Rated: 100% The Most Dangerous Game (1932)

Lowest Rated: 14% The Sea of Grass (1947)

Birthday: Nov 20, 1890

Birthplace: Saginaw, Michigan, USA

As the big-time promoter Carl Denham in 1933's "King Kong," Robert Armstrong uttered one of the most famous lines in movie history. "Twas beauty killed the beast," he said at the close of that now iconic film. Although "King Kong " put Armstrong on the map as an actor, it would also cause him to be typecast as a fast-talking promoter in several adventure movies to follow. He played Carl Denham again in the sequel, "Son of Kong," and was cast in a similar role in 1949's "Mighty Joe Young," which was also about a giant gorilla. In the 1950s Armstrong tried his hand at television. He acted in a series of TV playhouse programs, which were live broadcasts of hour-long dramatic plays, as well as many of the popular television series of the time, including "Lassie" and "Perry Mason." In a career that lasted from 1927 to 1964, Armstrong acted in over a hundred films and television series before succumbing to cancer at the age of 82 in 1973.

Highest rated movies

The Paleface
The Most Dangerous Game
The Lost Squadron
King Kong
Mighty Joe Young
The Fugitive
Son of Kong
Johnny Cool

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 17% For Those Who Think Young Norman Armstrong (Character) - 1964
40% 46% Johnny Cool Gang member (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Peacemaker Sheriff Ben Seale (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Pace That Thrills J.C. Barton (Character) - 1952
95% 64% Mighty Joe Young Max O'Hara (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lucky Stiff Insp. Von Flanagan (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sons of New Mexico Pat Feeney (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Streets of San Francisco Unknown (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 28% Return of the Bad Men Wild Bill Doolin (Character) - 1948
100% 64% The Paleface Terris (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fall Guy Mac McLaine (Character) - 1947
14% 35% The Sea of Grass Floyd McCurtin (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet Exposed Insp. Prentice (Character) - 1947
75% 61% The Fugitive A Sergeant of Police (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 53% Decoy Frank Olins (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 40% Criminal Court Vic Wright (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 57% The Falcon in San Francisco Duke Monette/De Forrest Marshall (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gangs of the Waterfront Peter Winkly/Dutch Malone (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet Arson Squad Fire Capt. Joe Dugan (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet 36% Blood on the Sun Col. Hideki Tojo (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet 18% Belle of the Yukon George (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Action in Arabia Matthew Reed (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 60% Mr. Winkle Goes to War Joe Tinker (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Navy Way CPO Harper (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 5% The Mad Ghoul Ken McClure (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 0% The Kansan Malachy (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 0% Baby Face Morgan "Doc" Rogers (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Favorite Spy Harry Robinson (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blonde Alibi Williams (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 40% Let's Get Tough Officer "Pop" Stevens (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet It Happened in Flatbush Danny Mitchell (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Dynamite Paul (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet San Francisco Docks Father Cameron (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sky Raiders Lieutenant Ed Carey (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Citadel of Crime Cal Fullerton (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Service With the Colors Sgt. Clicker (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Enemy Agent Gordon (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Meet the Fleet CPO Bill Jennings (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Call a Messenger Kirk Graham (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Man of Conquest Jim Bowie (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Flying Irishman Joseph "Joe" Alden (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nobody's Baby Scoops Hanford (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Three Legionnaires Sgt. Chuck Connors (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet With Words and Music Jimmie Allen (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet She Loved a Fireman Capt. Smokey Shannon (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Girl Said No Jimmie Allen (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 54% The Ex-Mrs. Bradford Nick Martel (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Public Enemy's Wife Gene Ferguson (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet All-American Chump Bill Hogan (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Without Orders Wad. Madison (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Little Big Shot Steve Craig (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gigolette Chuck Ahearn (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet 40% The Mystery Man Larry Doyle (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet 68% G-Men Jeff McCord (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet She Made Her Bed Unknown (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hell Cat Dan Collins (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet 8% Search for Beauty Larry Williams (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet 29% Palooka Pete "Goodtime" Palooka (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Flirting With Danger Bob Owens (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Above the Clouds Scoop Adams (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Manhattan Love Song Williams (Character) - 1934
42% 28% Son of Kong Carl Denham (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fast Workers Bucker Reilly (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blind Adventure Richard Bruce (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Billion Dollar Scandal Fingers Partos (Character) - 1933
98% 86% King Kong Carl Denham (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet 65% The Penguin Pool Murder Lawyer Barry Costello (Character) - 1932
100% 73% The Most Dangerous Game Martin Trowbridge (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Panama Flo Babe (Character) - 1932
100% 55% The Lost Squadron Lt. "Woody" Curwood (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hold 'Em Jail The Radio Announcer (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Is My Face Red? Ed Maloney (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Suicide Fleet Dutch (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet 0% Paid Joe Garson (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet 55% Iron Man George Regan (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tip Off Kayo McClure (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet 29% Be Yourself Jerry Moore (Character) - 1930
No Score Yet No Score Yet Big Money Ace (Character) - 1930
No Score Yet 20% Danger Lights Larry Doyle (Character) - 1930
No Score Yet No Score Yet Big News Steve Banks (Character) - 1929
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Leatherneck Joseph Hanlon (Character) - 1929
No Score Yet 22% The Racketeer Mahlon Keane (Character) - 1929
No Score Yet No Score Yet So This Is College Biff (Character) - 1929
No Score Yet No Score Yet Oh, Yeah? Dude Cowan (Character) - 1929
No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrity Kid Reagan (Character) - 1928
No Score Yet 57% A Girl in Every Port Salami (Character) - 1928
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Baby Cyclone Gene (Character) - 1928
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Cop Scarface Marcas (Character) - 1928

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Capt. Bancroft (Guest Star) 1958 1961-1962 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet 77 Sunset Strip Pop Bateman (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown (Character) 1962
No Score Yet 90% Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1960 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lassie Oliver (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Timmy & Lassie Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet 100% Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Laramie Sheriff (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bronco Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sugarfoot Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trackdown Sheriff Warren Croft (Guest Star) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Have Gun -- Will Travel Unknown (Guest Star) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The 20th Century-Fox Hour Unknown (Character) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cheyenne Unknown (Guest Star) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gang Busters Det. Tim Nolan (Character) 1942